Category: Vehicle Accidents

5 Top Questions for When a Car Accident Occurs

January 13, 2021  |  Adriel B. Villarreal

According to a report published by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of the Commissioner, 80,636 traffic crashes occurred in the state of Minnesota in 2019. These car accidents, involving 148,774 vehicles, resulted in 364 deaths; 27,260 people suffered injuries. Unfortunately, traffic crashes—ranging from minor spinouts and fender benders to multiple-vehicle events with numerous injuries and fatalities—occur daily. We’ve put together 5 top questions for when a car accident occurs. 1. What information do I need after a car accident occurs? With any motor vehicle incident, you’ll first want to ensure the safety of all involved, provide reasonable assistance to any injured parties, and seek medical treatment for yourself if necessary. After that point, it’s important to collect contact and insurance information from anyone else involved. This includes the driver’s full name and address, the name and address of vehicle owner (if different), driver’s license information, and insurance documentation. Collect names and contact information of any passengers or others involved in the crash. If there are any witnesses, gather their names and phone numbers as well. Once the police arrive, write down names and badge numbers. You should also document the following information for all vehicles: make, model, and year; license plate number with expiration date; and the vehicle identification number (VIN)….

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Prevent Car Accidents in Winter with These 11 Tips

March 5, 2018  |  Adriel B. Villarreal

While some are excited for snow and winter sports, one thing most don’t look forward to during the winter is hazardous conditions on the road. Snow and ice can be a real danger when it comes to driving and increase the risk of suffering a car accident. Read on to find out how you can prevent a car accident this winter. Remove the Snow When you are driving your car for the first time after it starting snowing, it’s obvious your windshield is going to be covered. Take some time to make sure you clear it all before you start driving so you have a clear view of the road. Check Tire Pressure Having the right amount of air in your tires is essential for having better control and handling of your vehicle. Checking and filling your tires up only takes a few minutes and can make all of the difference when it comes to a slippery surface. Fill up Wiper Fluid Make sure your windshield washer fluid is full, so that you can keep your windows clear and enjoy better visibility during the winter. Drive Slowly We all have places to be. But, when the roads are icy or have a layer of snow, they instantly become more dangerous. Driving slowly and…

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Do I need an Expensive Lawyer for my Personal Injury Case?

February 9, 2018  |  Adriel B. Villarreal

Have you found yourself injured in an accident that was not your fault and was caused by someone else’s negligence? This is what we call a personal injury case and it can include a lot of accidents, whether you were in a car crash, an assault or slipped and fell when you were at work. While you are recovering from the shock and any injuries you have sustained, it is natural think about how you can get your personal injury case started. After all, the accident wasn’t your fault and you are entitled to compensation. One of the most common questions when it comes to personal injury cases is whether you need an expensive lawyer or if you should handle the case yourself. There is nothing stopping you from handling your own personal injury case. but, it is important to be aware of what you are getting yourself into before do you this, especially if you are suffering from a serious injury and need time for recover. To begin with, your case will be stressful and there is a lot of work that goes into the process of proving the other party was at fault for the accident. Knowing the law and what you have to do during your claim can be complicated…

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